Baku Circuit Guide

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Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Circuit Length: 6.006 km Laps: 51 Lap Record: 1:43.441

Baku City Circuit

The Baku City street circuit made its debut in Formula 1 as part of the 2016 European Grand Prix. Since then, it has been able to start creating its own legacy as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hermann Tilke may be responsible for the route of the Baku circuit but it is the streets of the Azerbaijan capital that have given him the canvas on which to work.

With Bernie Ecclestone agreeing a deal to race in Baku, famed F1 circuit designer Tilke was called upon to set out the layout for the six kilometre anti-clockwise street circuit.

The track starts adjacent to Azadliq Square before looping around Government House and then heading west to Maiden Tower.

An extremely narrow uphill section at the old town wall  has been incorporated, as well as a long, long straight at Neftchilar Avenue which sees overtakes galore with the help of DR.

The circuit is made up of 20 corners but don't let that fool you, this is a very quick track and one that is fast becoming a modern classic on the Formula 1 calendar.

Factfile:

Circuit name – Baku City Circuit

Location – Baku

Laps – 51

Circuit Length – 6.003 km

Lap Record – 1:43.441 – S Vettel (2017)

Schedule:

Practice 1 26 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
Practice 2 26 Apr 2019 5:00 PM
Practice 3 27 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Qualifying 1 27 Apr 2019 5:00 PM
Qualifying 2 27 Apr 2019 5:25 PM
Qualifying 3 27 Apr 2019 5:48 PM
Race 28 Apr 2019 4:10 PM